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Gas won’t be cheaper
I WOULD like to remind those fantasists who think that fracking will bring down the price of gas of a couple of facts.
When North Sea gas was discovered, we were told that it would be too cheap to meter.
When the utilities were privatised we were told that the efficiencies of privatisation would bring prices down.
The same rubbish is being put about about fracking. Because there is no genuine competition in the utilities, and because the regulators are so spineless, prices will continue to rise, fracking or no fracking.
B Emmerson, Charles Street, Selby.
• IN RESPONSE to the points raised by the letter in The Press of August 31 regarding fracking, I wish to clarify the reasons for the demonstrations carried out by what the writer calls the “usual rent a crowd”.
The main reason informed people are against fracking is that it diverts money away from the development of sustainable energy production in this country, and goes in the face of this country’s legally binding agreement to reduce our CO2 emissions.
The people protesting against fracking are acting now to make sure that we won’t find ourselves in the position of running out of the limited supply of fossil fuels and they realise, contrary to Mr Bowker’s suggestion, that if we wait until that point then its too late.
David March, Springhill Court, Tadcaster.
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